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Study examines gas pedal mistake accidents

Car accidents are caused by a number of things in the Seattle area. Among common reasons are driver negligence, including driving impaired or driving distracted, as well as external factors like road conditions or weather. Another driving mistake that results in car accidents is accidentally hitting the gas instead of the brake pedal.

Seattle motorcyclists are most at risk during first year riding

Seattle residents who are thinking about buying a motorcycle might be interested in the results of a couple of new studies. Motorcyclists are most likely to crash during their first year riding, and the heaviest risk time is the first month, according to the Highway Loss Data Institute. Another study found that licensing classes that are fast-tracked do not lower crash risks.

Might be wise to stay away from Seattle roads on tax day

As April 17 keeps creeping closer and closer, many Seattle residents may be busily finishing up their taxes before the filing deadline. Those who are planning on dropping off their taxes at the last possible second may want to rethink their plans. According to a new study, fatal car accidents spike on the date of the tax deadline.

Speeding semi truck driver causes 5-vehicle collision in Seattle

Those who were stuck in traffic on Interstate 5 in Seattle Thursday may have now heard about the cause of that major traffic jam. A semi truck that was driving too fast caused a rollover car accident, which blocked all lanes of traffic for several hours.

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